February Holidays!

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Tue, 02-01-2011 - 11:30am

February 1st is...

February.jpgSerpent Day
- In cold climates like Scotland, snakes hibernate during winter. They disappear into their holes in the earth like the sleeping roots of plants and trees. On Serpent Day, a strange old custom documented by Alexander Carmichael included beating the earth with a piece of peat in a sock while reciting a rune. No doubt this practice was meant to awaken the sleeping serpents and therefore the land to let them know spring is coming and it is time to wake up.

National Baked Alaska Day
- The history of the Baked Alaska dates back to the 1800s when it was named after the new territory of Alaska. The newest territory, being a frozen asset was the impetuous of the dessert which is frozen to the core also. Earlier than this, an American physicist named Benjamin Thompson claimed credit for creating the dessert when trying to determine the heat resistance of egg whites. It was his version of the dessert which prompted the name of omelet surprise.

Women's Heart Health Day
- Women’s Heart Foundation’s nationally recognized day to raise awareness about the number one killer of American women: heart disease.

National Freedom Day
- celebrates freedom from slavery, and recognizes that America is a symbol of freedom. Established in 1948 to remind us that America stands for, and is a symbol of freedom for all people. The roots of this special day come directly from the end of slavery and the signing of the 13th amendment outlawing slavery.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police officially started in 1873
- the national police force of Canada, and one of the most recognized of its kind in the world. It is unique in the world as a national, federal, provincial and municipal policing body. The RCMP provides federal policing service to all of Canada and policing services under contract to the three territories, eight provinces (the RCMP does not serve as provincial or municipal police in Ontario and Quebec), more than 190 municipalities, 184 Aboriginal communities and three international airports

Skippy Peanut Butter Created
- a commercial brand of peanut butter made in the United States. Ninety million jars of Skippy are sold annually. It was first sold on February 1, 1933.

Robinson Crusoe Day
- Anniversary of the rescue of Alexander Selkirk, a Scottish sailor who had been put ashore (in September 1704) on the uninhabited island Juan Fernández, at his own request, after a quarrel with his captain. His adventures formed the basis for Daniel Defoe’s book Robinson Crusoe. A day to be adventurous and self-reliant.

African American Coaches Day
- To provide a day each year to educate the African-American community about the value of working with a personal or business coach and to provide an opportunity for coaches and their clients to acknowledge the results and progress made through the coaching process.

G.I. Joe Day
- This toy action figure was introduced by Hasbro and sold for $2.49. It was the first mass-market doll intended for boys and was a great success. The figure’s name came from a film, The Story of G.I. Joe (1945), that starred Robert Mitchum and Burgess Meredith.

Hula in The Coola Day
- A day for those longing to escape the winter doldrums to laugh at the cold with a luau party. Put away your winter coats, get out your shorts and flip-flops, play limbo and say, “Aloha!”

Spunky Old Broads Day
- celebration for all women over 50 who are interested in living a regret-free life.

Working Naked Day?!?!?
- dedicated to those who are working from home “naked”—stripped of the resources that millions take for granted in the traditional corporate workplace.

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Tue, 02-08-2011 - 9:05am

February 8th is....

February.jpgExtraterrestrial Culture Day
- A day “to celebrate and honor all past, present and future extraterrestrial visitors in ways to enhance relationships among all citizens of the cosmos, known and unknown.” Passed as a memorial (not law) by the New Mexico state legislature in acknowledgment that ever since the Roswell UFO incident of 1947, New Mexico is recognized worldwide as a nexus of sightings and unexplained mysteries.

Fly a Kite Day
- Today is a great time to go fly a kite. People have enjoyed flying kites for thousands of years. It's an ever popular activity for children, and enjoyed by many adults. Did you know? Kites were first used by the military in ancient China over 3,000 years ago.


National Molasses Bar Day
- Molasses was first discovered during the 1500's in Europe. It was commonly used there as a sweetener in baking until the invention of refined white sugar. Molasses was not forgotten though. Its distinctive taste is still desired in many recipes including gingerbread, sauces, cookies, toffee, baked beans, fruitcake, and molasses bars. Spicy yet sweet, molasses bars are a very popular snack in the Southern United States. Grab one to celebrate National Molasses Bar Day today!

Leadership Success Day
- the best leaders know that one of the keys to success is keeping things simple. People who you lead want to know that you can be relied on. Demonstrating your reliability and showing that you can be depended on to help others achieve and defend them when the going gets tough are two simple ways of demonstrating your reliability.

Boy Scouts Day
- celebrates the birthday of Scouting in America. On February 8, 1910, Chicago publisher William Dickson Boyce filed incorporation papers in the District of Columbia to create the Boy Scouts of America. The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) is one of the largest youth organizations in the United States, with over 4.5 million youth members in its age-related divisions. Since its founding in 1910 as part of the international Scout Movement, more than 110 million Americans have been members of the BSA

Laugh and Grow Rich Day
- Recognition of laughter’s power to add to the bottom line. People who laugh are more effective and tend to remember things better, and laughter helps to lower the turnover rate. The point of this holiday is to see the good points in your job and forget about the bad points in your job. Or another angle that is talked about is to "See the humor in your work no matter how bad the job is" and grow rich! So this holiday celebrates laughing and growing rich!


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Tue, 02-08-2011 - 1:30pm
I have a hard time with Fly a Kite day being Feb 8!! It's freezing outside, so who would want to go fly a kite in this kind of weather!!!???!!!

I really like Laugh and Grow Rich Day. We could all laugh a little more!! :0) There just can never be too much laughter in this world!!
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Tue, 02-08-2011 - 4:13pm

Cold here too!

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Wed, 02-09-2011 - 8:47am

February 9th is....

February.jpgNational Stop Bullying Day
- Approximately 864,000 teens stay home from school one day each month because they fear for their safety. The self-esteem-building nonprofit Hey UGLY (Unique Gifted Lovable You) has designated the second Wednesday of February (and the week it falls in) as a day and week for schools across America to conduct Stop Bullying classroom activities and school assembly presentations on how to eradicate bullying from schools and neighborhoods.

National Bagels and Lox Day
- The day honors a version of the traditionally Jewish bread which is topped with topped with thinly sliced cured salmon. The earliest mention of bagels dates to 1610 in Poland, and the earliest record of cured fish dates back to ancient Rome. It's unknown when the two foods were first put together, but the art of the combination has excelled in no other place like the Americas.

Toothache Day
- Celebrate this day by learning or reviewing the cause of toothache and tooth decay. Pass this education along to your kids. If you have a toothache today, by all means call your dentist.

Hershey's Chocolate founded
- Hershey's is one of the oldest chocolate companies in the United States, and an American icon for its chocolate bar. It is one of a group of companies established by Milton Hershey. Its headquarters are in Hershey, Pennsylvania, which is also home to Hershey's Chocolate World. It was founded by Milton S. Hershey in 1894 as the Hershey Chocolate Company, a subsidiary of his Lancaster Caramel Company.

GI Joe's Birthday
- G.I. Joe is a line of action figures produced by the toy company Hasbro in 1964 The initial product offering represented four of the branches of the U.S. armed forces with the Soldier (U.S. Army), Action Sailor (U.S. Navy), Action Pilot (USAF) and Action Marine (USMC). The term G.I. stands for Government Issue and became a generic term for U.S. soldiers (predating the action figures), especially ground forces.

Read in the Bathtub Day
- Spend this cold winter day in a nice warm tub enjoying a good novel. What book will YOU be reading?

The Beatles Appear on "the Ed Sullivan Show"
- British pop phenomenon the Beatles began the “British Invasion” of America in 1964 with their appearance on America’s top television variety show. They performed five songs before a screaming studio audience of 728. The estimated viewer-ship for that night’s show was 73 million people—making it the most-viewed US TV program in history up to that time.


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Wed, 02-09-2011 - 12:14pm
I'm eating a bagel as I read!! :0) and chacolate is always good!! I hope your cold spell passes quickly!! We have one coming for the weekend too. A lot of us are trying really hard not to think of spring. It's too far off for up here!! but it's not working. The sunshine is back a bit more and it's giving everyone the urge to be outside, but at -30 this weekend. I'm not going out!!!
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Wed, 02-09-2011 - 8:30pm

I read in the bathtub today!!

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Wed, 02-09-2011 - 8:32pm

Brrrr!!!

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Thu, 02-10-2011 - 8:24am

February 10th is...

February.jpgUmbrella Day
- in honor of one of the world's most invaluable inventions. On a rainy, day, we are sure glad that someone was smart enough to invent it. It's also increasingly popular to use umbrellas to shade ourselves from harmful UV radiation, and the heat of the sun. On this holiday you are encouraged to take a walk in the rain and enjoy your umbrella.

National Cream Cheese Brownie Day
- The first known recipe for brownies appeared in the 1897 Sears Roebuck Catalogue. What everyone seemed to love about brownies, besides their delicious taste, was how quick and easy they were to make! Since then, the original brownie recipe has transformed into a wide variety of flavors to suite every brownie lover's needs. Celebrate today by enjoying the sweet, rich, and creamy flavors of a cream cheese brownie!

World Marriage Day
- One of the ways to encourage long term marriage relationships is to celebrate World Marriage Day in your own community. Encourage couples to do activities that will strengthen their own marriages, such as reading a book on marriage together or attending a marriage communication course or encounter!

YWCA Birthday
- The movement that resulted in the World YWCA began in England in 1855 in the midst of the Industrial Revolution and the Crimean War. Founded through the convergence of social activist Lady Mary Jane Kinnaird’s General Female Training Institute, and committed Christian Emma Robarts’ Prayer Union, it sought to be a social and spiritual support system for young English women.

Plimsoll Day
- A day to remember Samuel Plimsoll, “the Sailor’s Friend,” a coal merchant turned reformer and politician, who was elected to the British parliament in 1868. He attacked the practice of overloading heavily insured ships, calling them “coffin ships.” His persistence brought about amendment of Britain’s Merchant Shipping Act. The Plimsoll Line, named for him, is a line on the side of ships marking maximum load allowed by law.

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Thu, 02-10-2011 - 12:34pm
I'll be staying inside the best I can. But we will be working on wedding stuff too!! I hope you stay warm too!!
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Thu, 02-10-2011 - 7:53pm

Went to work and had blood drawn today but staying in whenever I can!

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